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Relating to or connected with the christmas period

Advent calendar

noun

a picture, usually of a Christmas scene, with a series of 24 hidden pictures behind it. Children open one part of the main picture to see one of the hidden pictures each day from December 1 to December 24.

bauble

noun

a shiny colored ball used as a decoration on a christmas tree

carol

noun

a traditional song sung at Christmas

caroling

noun

the activity of singing special songs at Christmas

Christmas cake

noun

a heavy fruit cake eaten at Christmas in the U.K.

Christmas card

noun

a card that you send to your friends and family at Christmas

Christmas carol

noun

a traditional song sung at Christmas

Christmas dinner

noun

a traditional meal eaten at Christmas, in the U.K. often consisting of turkey (=a large bird) with vegetables

Christmas pudding

noun

a sweet food made with dried fruits and spices (=substances that flavor food), eaten at Christmas

Christmas stocking

noun

a large sock that children hang from the wall or mantle the night before Christmas that is filled with presents while they sleep

Christmassy

adjective

typical of or appropriate for Christmas

Christmas tree

noun

a tree that you cover with lights and other decorations at Christmas. Christmas presents are often placed under the tree.

cracker

noun

a decorated paper tube that makes a noise when you pull it apart. It usually has a small toy, joke, and paper hat inside and is traditionally used at Christmas.

Father Christmas

an imaginary old man with a long white beard and red clothes who brings children their Christmas presents

festive

adjective

connected with a festival or celebration, especially Christmas

holly

noun

branches or leaves and berries of the holly bush, used as a decoration at Christmas

Kriss Kringle

another name for santa claus

mince pie

noun

a type of pie that is filled with mincemeat, usually eaten at Christmas

mistletoe

noun

a bush that produces small white fruits. Its branches are often used as a Christmas decoration.

the Nativity

the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated by Christians at Christmas

nativity play

noun

a play telling the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, usually performed by children at Christmas

nativity scene

noun

a painting or model showing the birth of Jesus Christ

Santa Claus

an imaginary man with a long white beard and a red suit who brings presents for children at Christmas

spruce

noun

a tall tree that has thin sharp leaves that do not fall off in winter and produces hard brown fruits called cones

stocking

noun

a christmas stocking

stocking stuffer

noun

a small present that goes in a christmas stocking

tinsel

noun

long thin pieces of shiny paper used especially as a Christmas decoration

white Christmas

noun

a Christmas Day when there is snow on the ground

Merry Christmas

used for wishing someone a happy time at Christmas

season’s greetings

used as a greeting during the Christmas period, especially on cards

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